Diana Duffey  

Orange Ranunculus by Diana Duffey

May 2020 - Orange Ranunculus

About the Image(s)

How I did it. I took this image with my Sony a7R 3. I used my Lensbaby 56 lens with an extension. The camera settings
were:ISO 100, SS 1/40. I am not sure of the Fstop. I think it was F 5.6. I did minor adjustment in LR and I applied a texture in PS.
Your comments are appreciated.

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8 comments posted

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
I think it's a lovely flower and you got the exposure and focus spot on.
On the other hand, I see it off-center and the background color is just distracting. I played around with backgrounds and here's what I did. See what you think.   Posted: 05/14/2020 14:23:46
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Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Donna, I like what your did to the image. Please tell me what you did to the background. Thanks, Donna.   Posted: 05/14/2020 16:08:35
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
OK, well I chose a texture that I like of a piece of fabric, but it wasn't quite the right color, so I played around with the hue until I thought it looked similar to the flower. Then I layered in Photoshop, put it on top of the flower, then created a layer mask and brushed away the color so the flower showed through, and the stem also.
I merged the layers, then cropped with "content aware" so I could add more of the background to the right side. That put the flower in a different place. I actually tried three different backgrounds but I liked this one best.   Posted: 05/14/2020 19:02:52

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Donna, thank you for taking the time to explain what you did to enhance the flower. I find it so very helpful.   Posted: 05/14/2020 20:22:57

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Great flower image. I really like the color of the flower. The petals are sharp. Composition is right on in my opinion.   Posted: 05/15/2020 14:36:38
Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Thanks,Rich. I have been working on the lighting. I tend to under or over expose my images.   Posted: 05/16/2020 14:06:11

David Yeo   David Yeo
What Donna did was a right techniques being used. The composition, colour saturation with other combination techniques,etc. Well done. Thks.   Posted: 05/15/2020 18:55:33

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
David, thanks. I agree, Donna made some good suggestions.   Posted: 05/16/2020 14:07:00